Mill Hill

25 Apr 19
Preston Ramsey

Disclaimer: I received an entry into the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews! About a week or so before heading to Roanoke for the Blue Ridge Marathon, I published a preview of the things […]

24 Apr 19
iRunMountains

My first 50 miler, officially, yeah I know I’ve “done” 50 miles, but what does it feel like to stop at that time? Get ready for a picture show, cause I took a lot! I knew where to take them and most of them were on the fly, so sorry for the mass uploads! I […]

24 Apr 19
Pasadena Star News
Music Soul Force Sacred Music Festival: From 8 to 10 p.m. Friday,  from noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. Musicians of various world genres will perform. Weekend passes are $50; $30 for students and seniors. Single day tickets are $25; $15 for students and seniors on Friday, $35; $20 for Saturday. Family passes are $100 for the entire weekend, $50 for Friday only and $70 for Saturday only at https://bit.ly/2GbyXhv. The church is at 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Zydeco band: Joe Hall and the Canecutters, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. Tickets are $25 by cash or check at the door. Call 626-798-6236 to reserve a table. The Coffee Gallery is at 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival: At 3 p.m. Saturday at South Pasadena Public Library’s Community Room Carnegie Stage. Admission is free; seating is first-come, first-served. Refreshments will be served. Call 626-403-7350 for more information. The library is at 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Jazz: The Jamie Perez and Nick Mancini Eclectic Collective will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena as part of the Jazz ‘N Paz concert series. Tickets are $25 at https://bit.ly/2GuGzL4; $28 at the door. The church is at 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Songwriter Showcase: At 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Cal Poly Pomona’s music recital hall. Students will perform original songs of various genres. Tickets are $15; $10 for students at https://bit.ly/2vmgjNC, at the door or by phone at 909-869-3554. Cal Poly Pomona is at 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona. Theater Ballet: Inland Pacific Ballet will perform “The Little Mermaid” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium. Tickets range from $26 to $52 at https://bit.ly/2DuRKCO. The auditorium is at 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Film Screening: “To Climb Gold Mountain,” a documentary recounting the lives of four Asian women’s fights to make a difference in America, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage. The free program will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director. Call 626-574-5440 for more information. The Gilb is at 380 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Festivals Taste of the Town: From 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Industry Hills Expo Center. The event will include food tastings from various restaurant vendors and entertainment. Tickets are $25; $10 for children at https://bit.ly/2PpPOQO. The Expo Center is at 16200 Temple Ave., City of Industry. Jackalope: Indie artisan fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Central Park in Pasadena. The free shopping event will include original fashion, jewelry, ceramics, paper goods, home decor and housewares, art, photography, a grab bag scavenger hunt and more. Central Park is at 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Victorian Fair of the Far West: From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Homestead Museum. The free event will include food vendors, dance lessons, crafts, games, historic house tours, music, pie eating contests and more. The museum is at 15415 E. Don Julian Road, City of Industry. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Taste of Rio: At 6 p.m. Friday at Rio Hondo College. The event will include food, wine, beer and spirit tastings, live music and opportunity drawings. Tickets are $75 for VIP, general admission is $35 in advance at https://bit.ly/2IQgzMO; $50 at the door. Attendees must be at least 21-years-old. Call 562-908-3476 for more information. Rio Hondo is at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Art Exhibition: Pasadena ArtCenter College of Design’s Graduate Design Exhibition from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Pasadena Convention Center. The four graduating exhibitors are using Epson LightScene accent lighting laser projectors for the first time in their installations. The convention center is at 300 E. Green St., Pasadena.
24 Apr 19
SCNG
Music Soul Force Sacred Music Festival: From 8 to 10 p.m. Friday,  from noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. Musicians of various world genres will perform. Weekend passes are $50; $30 for students and seniors. Single day tickets are $25; $15 for students and seniors on Friday, $35; $20 for Saturday. Family passes are $100 for the entire weekend, $50 for Friday only and $70 for Saturday only at https://bit.ly/2GbyXhv. The church is at 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Zydeco band: Joe Hall and the Canecutters, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. Tickets are $25 by cash or check at the door. Call 626-798-6236 to reserve a table. The Coffee Gallery is at 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival: At 3 p.m. Saturday at South Pasadena Public Library’s Community Room Carnegie Stage. Admission is free; seating is first-come, first-served. Refreshments will be served. Call 626-403-7350 for more information. The library is at 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Jazz: The Jamie Perez and Nick Mancini Eclectic Collective will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena as part of the Jazz ‘N Paz concert series. Tickets are $25 at https://bit.ly/2GuGzL4; $28 at the door. The church is at 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Songwriter Showcase: At 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Cal Poly Pomona’s music recital hall. Students will perform original songs of various genres. Tickets are $15; $10 for students at https://bit.ly/2vmgjNC, at the door or by phone at 909-869-3554. Cal Poly Pomona is at 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona. Theater Ballet: Inland Pacific Ballet will perform “The Little Mermaid” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium. Tickets range from $26 to $52 at https://bit.ly/2DuRKCO. The auditorium is at 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Film Screening: “To Climb Gold Mountain,” a documentary recounting the lives of four Asian women’s fights to make a difference in America, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage. The free program will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director. Call 626-574-5440 for more information. The Gilb is at 380 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Festivals Taste of the Town: From 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Industry Hills Expo Center. The event will include food tastings from various restaurant vendors and entertainment. Tickets are $25; $10 for children at https://bit.ly/2PpPOQO. The Expo Center is at 16200 Temple Ave., City of Industry. Jackalope: Indie artisan fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Central Park in Pasadena. The free shopping event will include original fashion, jewelry, ceramics, paper goods, home decor and housewares, art, photography, a grab bag scavenger hunt and more. Central Park is at 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Victorian Fair of the Far West: From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Homestead Museum. The free event will include food vendors, dance lessons, crafts, games, historic house tours, music, pie eating contests and more. The museum is at 15415 E. Don Julian Road, City of Industry. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Taste of Rio: At 6 p.m. Friday at Rio Hondo College. The event will include food, wine, beer and spirit tastings, live music and opportunity drawings. Tickets are $75 for VIP, general admission is $35 in advance at https://bit.ly/2IQgzMO; $50 at the door. Attendees must be at least 21-years-old. Call 562-908-3476 for more information. Rio Hondo is at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Art Exhibition: Pasadena ArtCenter College of Design’s Graduate Design Exhibition from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Pasadena Convention Center. The four graduating exhibitors are using Epson LightScene accent lighting laser projectors for the first time in their installations. The convention center is at 300 E. Green St., Pasadena.
24 Apr 19
Redlands Daily Facts
It’s a good thing David Patrick has gotten in his recruiting laps in already, bringing in the likes of freshman guards Zyon Pullin and Quinton Ford and transfers Khyber Kabellis and Angus McWilliam for the 2019-2020 season. Because the UC Riverside men’s basketball coach has his next two summers booked. This week, Patrick was named an assistant coach for the Australian Men’s National Team, which means this summer, it’s the FIBA World Cup in Shenzen, China, which starts in mid August. Of course, it also means if it’s 2020, it must be Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. It also means Patrick will be back Down Under, a natural place – poor metaphor aside – for a talented recruiter who has already brought the likes of Ben Simmons, Matthew Dellavedova and Patty Mills from Australia to American colleges and eventually the NBA. That Simmons and Patrick have a close relationship could go a long way into bringing Simmons to the Boomers, where he would join a team that made the semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics and won the FIBA Asia Cup. “I am honored to be joining the Boomers coaching staff for the FIBA World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Coach Andrej Lemanis and his staff have done a magnificent job in their preparation and I am hopeful I can help them achieve continued success,” he said. “Australian basketball is at an all-time high and has made its imprint globally.” As has Patrick in his first year as Highlanders’ boss. He brought in shooting guard Dragan Elkaz from Australia and 7-1 center Callum McRae from New Zealand, who was UCR’s most improved player over the course of the season. Given Patrick’s ties to the region and network, that is merely the first wave. “He is a very experienced coach who will bring his own unique talents to the group,” Lemanis said. “He has certainly done the hard yards of coaching and has worked his way to be the head coach of his own college program, which reflects the wonderful skills he has as a person and as a coach.” “He is also extremely passionate about the success of Australian basketball … his experience, values and skill set are a significant addition to the team.” Add recruits And Patrick’s Down Under doings have brought Kiwi fruit to this year’s recruiting class. That would be McWilliam, a 6-10 redshirt sophomore transfer from TCU who hails from Christchurch, New Zealand. A member of the New Zealand U-19 team, McWilliam averaged 27 points and 22 rebounds in high school. McWilliam is the only big man among the quartet of recruits. The 6-3 Pullin comes from Pleasant Hill in the Bay Area, where he averaged 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds a game for College Park High. Ford, a 6-4 guard from Austin, Texas, gives Patrick another 3-point sniper, one who averaged 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for Copperas Cove High. And Kabelis, a 6-5 guard from Escondido, has already ventured about, having spent time at both North Dakota State and Pacific, where he started the last six games. This is his final season of NCAA competition and Patrick recruited him for that veteran leadership. CBU can span the globe too Riverside basketball fans should get used to hearing Australian accents, because Cal Baptist University men’s basketball coach Rick Croy just brought in Wani Swaka Lo Buluk, a 6-5 guard out of Perth, Australia by way of the Sudan. Lo Buluk, who averaged nearly 15 points for the Australian Crocs en route to that team winning the 2018 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship, will compete in this summer’s FIBA Under-19 World Cup. In essence, Croy traded one Australian – the graduated Jordan Heading, who hailed from Adelaide in South Australia – for Lo Buluk. But Croy wasn’t done. He also signed 6-7 forward Carson Towt, who was the Arizona 5A Conference Player of the Year after leading Gilbert High in Phoenix to a 29-1 record and the 5A state title. Towt averaged 10.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 blocks. “Both of them have enjoyed tremendous success up to this point in their young careers and they are going to benefit our program and the CBU student body immensely,” Croy said. A Cannon erupts UCR baseball coach Troy Percival knew it would happen. He just didn’t know when junior first baseman Connor Cannon would go off. But go off he did the last couple of weeks, when Cannon earned consecutive Big West Field Player of the Week honors for putting up video game numbers. Where to start? Well, there’s the 17-game hitting streak. The six home runs in his last seven games. The three homers and 11 RBI in a four-game span last week. The .588/.650/1.235 slash line in that span. The eight RBI against New Mexico on April 19 that is the UCR Division I record for most RBI in a game. The back-to-back four-hit games. Parse the numbers further and Cannon’s 12 home runs lead the Big West. They’re also one shy of the UCR Division I era record of 13 set by Jaime Pedroza in 2007. The target beyond that is the school-record 16 socked by Brad Pounders in 1984 and tied by Jason Clark in 1997. Keep an eye on • Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior attacker Corie Hack, who scored the 200th goal of her career against Pomona-Pitzer. Aside from becoming only the third Athenas player to reach that milestone, Hack led CMS to its third consecutive undefeated SCIAC season and earned SCIAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week honors. • The University of La Verne men’s golf team and the CMS women’s golf team, which both captured the SCIAC team titles. The Leopards (877) nipped CMS (878) and Redlands (880) to win the three-round SCIAC title and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships that goes to the season champion. The CMS women won the program’s third consecutive conference title, edging runner-up Redlands and Pomona-Pitzer. • CMS golfer Mason Chiu, who went wire-to-wire to capture the individual title at the SCIAC Men’s Golf Championships. He opened the three-round tournament at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena with a 7-under-par 63 and never led by fewer than six. Chiu finished 5-under and was the only golfer to break par, with La Verne’s Pitiluk Phanomchai seven shots back at 2-over. • CMS golfer Amy Xue, the SCIAC women’s individual champion, who turned in rounds of 79-75-73–227 for a one-shot victory over Annie Hay of Redlands. • CBU softball coach Bill Baber, who collected his 300th career victory at CBU when the Lancers defeated Utah Valley 9-6 on April 19. He didn’t stay long on 300, as CBU won both ends of a doubleheader behind six home runs.
24 Apr 19
Daily Bulletin
It’s a good thing David Patrick has gotten in his recruiting laps in already, bringing in the likes of freshman guards Zyon Pullin and Quinton Ford and transfers Khyber Kabellis and Angus McWilliam for the 2019-2020 season. Because the UC Riverside men’s basketball coach has his next two summers booked. This week, Patrick was named an assistant coach for the Australian Men’s National Team, which means this summer, it’s the FIBA World Cup in Shenzen, China, which starts in mid August. Of course, it also means if it’s 2020, it must be Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. It also means Patrick will be back Down Under, a natural place – poor metaphor aside – for a talented recruiter who has already brought the likes of Ben Simmons, Matthew Dellavedova and Patty Mills from Australia to American colleges and eventually the NBA. That Simmons and Patrick have a close relationship could go a long way into bringing Simmons to the Boomers, where he would join a team that made the semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics and won the FIBA Asia Cup. “I am honored to be joining the Boomers coaching staff for the FIBA World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Coach Andrej Lemanis and his staff have done a magnificent job in their preparation and I am hopeful I can help them achieve continued success,” he said. “Australian basketball is at an all-time high and has made its imprint globally.” As has Patrick in his first year as Highlanders’ boss. He brought in shooting guard Dragan Elkaz from Australia and 7-1 center Callum McRae from New Zealand, who was UCR’s most improved player over the course of the season. Given Patrick’s ties to the region and network, that is merely the first wave. “He is a very experienced coach who will bring his own unique talents to the group,” Lemanis said. “He has certainly done the hard yards of coaching and has worked his way to be the head coach of his own college program, which reflects the wonderful skills he has as a person and as a coach.” “He is also extremely passionate about the success of Australian basketball … his experience, values and skill set are a significant addition to the team.” Add recruits And Patrick’s Down Under doings have brought Kiwi fruit to this year’s recruiting class. That would be McWilliam, a 6-10 redshirt sophomore transfer from TCU who hails from Christchurch, New Zealand. A member of the New Zealand U-19 team, McWilliam averaged 27 points and 22 rebounds in high school. McWilliam is the only big man among the quartet of recruits. The 6-3 Pullin comes from Pleasant Hill in the Bay Area, where he averaged 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds a game for College Park High. Ford, a 6-4 guard from Austin, Texas, gives Patrick another 3-point sniper, one who averaged 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for Copperas Cove High. And Kabelis, a 6-5 guard from Escondido, has already ventured about, having spent time at both North Dakota State and Pacific, where he started the last six games. This is his final season of NCAA competition and Patrick recruited him for that veteran leadership. CBU can span the globe too Riverside basketball fans should get used to hearing Australian accents, because Cal Baptist University men’s basketball coach Rick Croy just brought in Wani Swaka Lo Buluk, a 6-5 guard out of Perth, Australia by way of the Sudan. Lo Buluk, who averaged nearly 15 points for the Australian Crocs en route to that team winning the 2018 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship, will compete in this summer’s FIBA Under-19 World Cup. In essence, Croy traded one Australian – the graduated Jordan Heading, who hailed from Adelaide in South Australia – for Lo Buluk. But Croy wasn’t done. He also signed 6-7 forward Carson Towt, who was the Arizona 5A Conference Player of the Year after leading Gilbert High in Phoenix to a 29-1 record and the 5A state title. Towt averaged 10.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 blocks. “Both of them have enjoyed tremendous success up to this point in their young careers and they are going to benefit our program and the CBU student body immensely,” Croy said. A Cannon erupts UCR baseball coach Troy Percival knew it would happen. He just didn’t know when junior first baseman Connor Cannon would go off. But go off he did the last couple of weeks, when Cannon earned consecutive Big West Field Player of the Week honors for putting up video game numbers. Where to start? Well, there’s the 17-game hitting streak. The six home runs in his last seven games. The three homers and 11 RBI in a four-game span last week. The .588/.650/1.235 slash line in that span. The eight RBI against New Mexico on April 19 that is the UCR Division I record for most RBI in a game. The back-to-back four-hit games. Parse the numbers further and Cannon’s 12 home runs lead the Big West. They’re also one shy of the UCR Division I era record of 13 set by Jaime Pedroza in 2007. The target beyond that is the school-record 16 socked by Brad Pounders in 1984 and tied by Jason Clark in 1997. Keep an eye on • Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior attacker Corie Hack, who scored the 200th goal of her career against Pomona-Pitzer. Aside from becoming only the third Athenas player to reach that milestone, Hack led CMS to its third consecutive undefeated SCIAC season and earned SCIAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week honors. • The University of La Verne men’s golf team and the CMS women’s golf team, which both captured the SCIAC team titles. The Leopards (877) nipped CMS (878) and Redlands (880) to win the three-round SCIAC title and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships that goes to the season champion. The CMS women won the program’s third consecutive conference title, edging runner-up Redlands and Pomona-Pitzer. • CMS golfer Mason Chiu, who went wire-to-wire to capture the individual title at the SCIAC Men’s Golf Championships. He opened the three-round tournament at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena with a 7-under-par 63 and never led by fewer than six. Chiu finished 5-under and was the only golfer to break par, with La Verne’s Pitiluk Phanomchai seven shots back at 2-over. • CMS golfer Amy Xue, the SCIAC women’s individual champion, who turned in rounds of 79-75-73–227 for a one-shot victory over Annie Hay of Redlands. • CBU softball coach Bill Baber, who collected his 300th career victory at CBU when the Lancers defeated Utah Valley 9-6 on April 19. He didn’t stay long on 300, as CBU won both ends of a doubleheader behind six home runs.
24 Apr 19
Press Enterprise
It’s a good thing David Patrick has gotten in his recruiting laps in already, bringing in the likes of freshman guards Zyon Pullin and Quinton Ford and transfers Khyber Kabellis and Angus McWilliam for the 2019-2020 season. Because the UC Riverside men’s basketball coach has his next two summers booked. This week, Patrick was named an assistant coach for the Australian Men’s National Team, which means this summer, it’s the FIBA World Cup in Shenzen, China, which starts in mid August. Of course, it also means if it’s 2020, it must be Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. It also means Patrick will be back Down Under, a natural place – poor metaphor aside – for a talented recruiter who has already brought the likes of Ben Simmons, Matthew Dellavedova and Patty Mills from Australia to American colleges and eventually the NBA. That Simmons and Patrick have a close relationship could go a long way into bringing Simmons to the Boomers, where he would join a team that made the semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics and won the FIBA Asia Cup. “I am honored to be joining the Boomers coaching staff for the FIBA World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Coach Andrej Lemanis and his staff have done a magnificent job in their preparation and I am hopeful I can help them achieve continued success,” he said. “Australian basketball is at an all-time high and has made its imprint globally.” As has Patrick in his first year as Highlanders’ boss. He brought in shooting guard Dragan Elkaz from Australia and 7-1 center Callum McRae from New Zealand, who was UCR’s most improved player over the course of the season. Given Patrick’s ties to the region and network, that is merely the first wave. “He is a very experienced coach who will bring his own unique talents to the group,” Lemanis said. “He has certainly done the hard yards of coaching and has worked his way to be the head coach of his own college program, which reflects the wonderful skills he has as a person and as a coach.” “He is also extremely passionate about the success of Australian basketball … his experience, values and skill set are a significant addition to the team.” Add recruits And Patrick’s Down Under doings have brought Kiwi fruit to this year’s recruiting class. That would be McWilliam, a 6-10 redshirt sophomore transfer from TCU who hails from Christchurch, New Zealand. A member of the New Zealand U-19 team, McWilliam averaged 27 points and 22 rebounds in high school. McWilliam is the only big man among the quartet of recruits. The 6-3 Pullin comes from Pleasant Hill in the Bay Area, where he averaged 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds a game for College Park High. Ford, a 6-4 guard from Austin, Texas, gives Patrick another 3-point sniper, one who averaged 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for Copperas Cove High. And Kabelis, a 6-5 guard from Escondido, has already ventured about, having spent time at both North Dakota State and Pacific, where he started the last six games. This is his final season of NCAA competition and Patrick recruited him for that veteran leadership. CBU can span the globe too Riverside basketball fans should get used to hearing Australian accents, because Cal Baptist University men’s basketball coach Rick Croy just brought in Wani Swaka Lo Buluk, a 6-5 guard out of Perth, Australia by way of the Sudan. Lo Buluk, who averaged nearly 15 points for the Australian Crocs en route to that team winning the 2018 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship, will compete in this summer’s FIBA Under-19 World Cup. In essence, Croy traded one Australian – the graduated Jordan Heading, who hailed from Adelaide in South Australia – for Lo Buluk. But Croy wasn’t done. He also signed 6-7 forward Carson Towt, who was the Arizona 5A Conference Player of the Year after leading Gilbert High in Phoenix to a 29-1 record and the 5A state title. Towt averaged 10.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 blocks. “Both of them have enjoyed tremendous success up to this point in their young careers and they are going to benefit our program and the CBU student body immensely,” Croy said. A Cannon erupts UCR baseball coach Troy Percival knew it would happen. He just didn’t know when junior first baseman Connor Cannon would go off. But go off he did the last couple of weeks, when Cannon earned consecutive Big West Field Player of the Week honors for putting up video game numbers. Where to start? Well, there’s the 17-game hitting streak. The six home runs in his last seven games. The three homers and 11 RBI in a four-game span last week. The .588/.650/1.235 slash line in that span. The eight RBI against New Mexico on April 19 that is the UCR Division I record for most RBI in a game. The back-to-back four-hit games. Parse the numbers further and Cannon’s 12 home runs lead the Big West. They’re also one shy of the UCR Division I era record of 13 set by Jaime Pedroza in 2007. The target beyond that is the school-record 16 socked by Brad Pounders in 1984 and tied by Jason Clark in 1997. Keep an eye on • Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior attacker Corie Hack, who scored the 200th goal of her career against Pomona-Pitzer. Aside from becoming only the third Athenas player to reach that milestone, Hack led CMS to its third consecutive undefeated SCIAC season and earned SCIAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week honors. • The University of La Verne men’s golf team and the CMS women’s golf team, which both captured the SCIAC team titles. The Leopards (877) nipped CMS (878) and Redlands (880) to win the three-round SCIAC title and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships that goes to the season champion. The CMS women won the program’s third consecutive conference title, edging runner-up Redlands and Pomona-Pitzer. • CMS golfer Mason Chiu, who went wire-to-wire to capture the individual title at the SCIAC Men’s Golf Championships. He opened the three-round tournament at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena with a 7-under-par 63 and never led by fewer than six. Chiu finished 5-under and was the only golfer to break par, with La Verne’s Pitiluk Phanomchai seven shots back at 2-over. • CMS golfer Amy Xue, the SCIAC women’s individual champion, who turned in rounds of 79-75-73–227 for a one-shot victory over Annie Hay of Redlands. • CBU softball coach Bill Baber, who collected his 300th career victory at CBU when the Lancers defeated Utah Valley 9-6 on April 19. He didn’t stay long on 300, as CBU won both ends of a doubleheader behind six home runs.
24 Apr 19
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It’s a good thing David Patrick has gotten in his recruiting laps in already, bringing in the likes of freshman guards Zyon Pullin and Quinton Ford and transfers Khyber Kabellis and Angus McWilliam for the 2019-2020 season. Because the UC Riverside men’s basketball coach has his next two summers booked. This week, Patrick was named an assistant coach for the Australian Men’s National Team, which means this summer, it’s the FIBA World Cup in Shenzen, China, which starts in mid August. Of course, it also means if it’s 2020, it must be Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. It also means Patrick will be back Down Under, a natural place – poor metaphor aside – for a talented recruiter who has already brought the likes of Ben Simmons, Matthew Dellavedova and Patty Mills from Australia to American colleges and eventually the NBA. That Simmons and Patrick have a close relationship could go a long way into bringing Simmons to the Boomers, where he would join a team that made the semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics and won the FIBA Asia Cup. “I am honored to be joining the Boomers coaching staff for the FIBA World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Coach Andrej Lemanis and his staff have done a magnificent job in their preparation and I am hopeful I can help them achieve continued success,” he said. “Australian basketball is at an all-time high and has made its imprint globally.” As has Patrick in his first year as Highlanders’ boss. He brought in shooting guard Dragan Elkaz from Australia and 7-1 center Callum McRae from New Zealand, who was UCR’s most improved player over the course of the season. Given Patrick’s ties to the region and network, that is merely the first wave. “He is a very experienced coach who will bring his own unique talents to the group,” Lemanis said. “He has certainly done the hard yards of coaching and has worked his way to be the head coach of his own college program, which reflects the wonderful skills he has as a person and as a coach.” “He is also extremely passionate about the success of Australian basketball … his experience, values and skill set are a significant addition to the team.” Add recruits And Patrick’s Down Under doings have brought Kiwi fruit to this year’s recruiting class. That would be McWilliam, a 6-10 redshirt sophomore transfer from TCU who hails from Christchurch, New Zealand. A member of the New Zealand U-19 team, McWilliam averaged 27 points and 22 rebounds in high school. McWilliam is the only big man among the quartet of recruits. The 6-3 Pullin comes from Pleasant Hill in the Bay Area, where he averaged 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds a game for College Park High. Ford, a 6-4 guard from Austin, Texas, gives Patrick another 3-point sniper, one who averaged 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for Copperas Cove High. And Kabelis, a 6-5 guard from Escondido, has already ventured about, having spent time at both North Dakota State and Pacific, where he started the last six games. This is his final season of NCAA competition and Patrick recruited him for that veteran leadership. CBU can span the globe too Riverside basketball fans should get used to hearing Australian accents, because Cal Baptist University men’s basketball coach Rick Croy just brought in Wani Swaka Lo Buluk, a 6-5 guard out of Perth, Australia by way of the Sudan. Lo Buluk, who averaged nearly 15 points for the Australian Crocs en route to that team winning the 2018 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship, will compete in this summer’s FIBA Under-19 World Cup. In essence, Croy traded one Australian – the graduated Jordan Heading, who hailed from Adelaide in South Australia – for Lo Buluk. But Croy wasn’t done. He also signed 6-7 forward Carson Towt, who was the Arizona 5A Conference Player of the Year after leading Gilbert High in Phoenix to a 29-1 record and the 5A state title. Towt averaged 10.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 blocks. “Both of them have enjoyed tremendous success up to this point in their young careers and they are going to benefit our program and the CBU student body immensely,” Croy said. A Cannon erupts UCR baseball coach Troy Percival knew it would happen. He just didn’t know when junior first baseman Connor Cannon would go off. But go off he did the last couple of weeks, when Cannon earned consecutive Big West Field Player of the Week honors for putting up video game numbers. Where to start? Well, there’s the 17-game hitting streak. The six home runs in his last seven games. The three homers and 11 RBI in a four-game span last week. The .588/.650/1.235 slash line in that span. The eight RBI against New Mexico on April 19 that is the UCR Division I record for most RBI in a game. The back-to-back four-hit games. Parse the numbers further and Cannon’s 12 home runs lead the Big West. They’re also one shy of the UCR Division I era record of 13 set by Jaime Pedroza in 2007. The target beyond that is the school-record 16 socked by Brad Pounders in 1984 and tied by Jason Clark in 1997. Keep an eye on • Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior attacker Corie Hack, who scored the 200th goal of her career against Pomona-Pitzer. Aside from becoming only the third Athenas player to reach that milestone, Hack led CMS to its third consecutive undefeated SCIAC season and earned SCIAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week honors. • The University of La Verne men’s golf team and the CMS women’s golf team, which both captured the SCIAC team titles. The Leopards (877) nipped CMS (878) and Redlands (880) to win the three-round SCIAC title and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships that goes to the season champion. The CMS women won the program’s third consecutive conference title, edging runner-up Redlands and Pomona-Pitzer. • CMS golfer Mason Chiu, who went wire-to-wire to capture the individual title at the SCIAC Men’s Golf Championships. He opened the three-round tournament at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena with a 7-under-par 63 and never led by fewer than six. Chiu finished 5-under and was the only golfer to break par, with La Verne’s Pitiluk Phanomchai seven shots back at 2-over. • CMS golfer Amy Xue, the SCIAC women’s individual champion, who turned in rounds of 79-75-73–227 for a one-shot victory over Annie Hay of Redlands. • CBU softball coach Bill Baber, who collected his 300th career victory at CBU when the Lancers defeated Utah Valley 9-6 on April 19. He didn’t stay long on 300, as CBU won both ends of a doubleheader behind six home runs.
24 Apr 19
Balladeer's Blog

Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the many facets of Fool Killer lore. FOR PART ONE, INCLUDING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT, CLICK HERE PART ELEVEN: MORE MELUNGEON VARIATIONS In the previous installment I took a look at the Melungeon origin myth for the Fool Killer and the way it bore some resemblance to a figure from Portuguese […]

24 Apr 19
Musings of my Choosing

Of course when you choose to go somewhere, you hope it will be good, but Lisbon exceeded my expectations. It is very pretty and colourful — I was particularly a fan of the brightly painted buildings and intricate tiles. The city does not try to be super modern and has a real old-fashioned charm about […]

24 Apr 19
Good Talk

Okay. Joe Duke had lots of kids. We’ve established this. So far we’ve covered Rose Allen and her husband John, Nancy Bell and her husband Daniel, and George Washington Duke and his wife Harriet. Today I’d like to clear up one of Old Joe’s two remaining sons – Windsor and tomorrow I’d like to make […]

24 Apr 19
Thunder Bay's Finnish Archives at Lakehead University

We now have available the Minutes of the Hoito Restaurant, March 27, 1918 to May 2, 1920, newly translated and with an introduction by Saku Pinta. The minutes can be downloaded as a 99 page PDF file. Introduction: The Origins of the Hoito Restaurant: A History from Below By Saku Pinta Then Slim headed to […]

24 Apr 19
Daveno Travels

The magnificent Ulu Camii was built in 1399, when, to satisfy a promise to construct 20 mosques, Yildirim Bayazid chose instead to build a single mosque with 20 domes and minarets.

24 Apr 19
David Murphy

In Sixty Years of Silence, a young woman, Sophie, risks all that she has to move to a new place, Grymsk, to play an instrument, the carillon, that has not been played there for sixty years.  The instrument, however, probably won’t work. Sophie Bellevedere was appointed carillonneur of the Grymsk Bells after sixty years of silence. […]

24 Apr 19
The Washington Informer

Central and High Point high schools are among 100 schools representing 21 states to receive $10,000 Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grants.

24 Apr 19
Eagles Wire

With the NFL Draft a little more than 24 hours away, draft day scenarios and selections could alter the career of several players, with a number of current players getting demoted or traded from their current teams. Joe Flacco went from Ravens starter before the 2018 draft, to on the clock after the Ravens selected […]